About the Journal

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Nicole Anderson (Macquarie University)
Reviews editor: Dr Robert Trumbull (Washington University, Bothell)
Editor assistant: Ms Laura Williams
Advisor: Prof. Nick Mansfield

The Derrida Today Journal is published by Edinburgh University Press. It was co-founded in 2008 by Professor Nicole Anderson and Professor Nick Mansfield.


Derrida Today focuses on what Derrida’s thought offers to contemporary debates about politics, society and global affairs. Controversies about power, violence, identity, globalisation, the resurgence of religion, economics and the role of critique all agitate public policy, media dialogue and academic debate. Derrida Today explores how Derridean thought and deconstruction make significant contributions to this debate, and reconsider the terms on which it takes place.


Derrida Today invites papers that deal with the ongoing relevance of Derrida’s work and deconstruction in general to contemporary issues; the way it reconfigures the academic and social protocols and languages by which such issues are defined and discussed, and innovative artistic practices that adopt a ‘deconstructive’ approach to how our contemporary situation can be represented.

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All submissions to Derrida Today, except reviews, should be sent to dteditors@gmail.com. Please note that we do not consider contributions that have been published or submitted elsewhere.

Articles and queries need to be directed to: Professor Nicole Anderson at dteditors@gmail.com

Reviews should be sent to the Reviews Editor, Robert Trumbull at: rtrumbul@uw.edu


Except when announced in conjunction with special issues, articles should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words long, and should be in English.

The journal also accepts interviews and creative work. If you intend to make this kind of submission, please email the editor with a brief outline of your planned submission in advance.


Derrida Today uses the author-date system (see EUP Journals Style Guide), for both in-text referencing and the comprehensive list of references at the end of your article.


Guidelines for submission of digital material can be found here.

Review process

All articles are peer-reviewed through a blind reviewing process. All identifying marks should be removed from your submission. Do not include your name anywhere in your article (in running headers and footers, for example), and try as far as possible to remove it from your file Properties.

The review process normally takes approximately three months. Please note, manuscripts are reviewed on the understanding that they are not under submission elsewhere.

Preparation of Manuscripts

Authors should include an abstract of 200 words, plus 5-7 keywords with their submission. A short biographical note (up to 50 words) should appear at the end of your article.

Notes should be kept to a minimum, and should appear at the end of the text, before the References section. Details about Notes, quotations and other formatting issues can be found in the Edinburgh University Press Journals Style Guide.

Please remember to number the pages of your submission.

Special Issues

The editor welcomes proposals for special issues of the journal. Proposals should be approximately three pages long and should include an outline of the theme of the special issue, an account of its significance and, if possible, details about possible authors and articles to be included. Special issues do not necessarily have to fill a complete issue of the journal, but should include at least four major articles of the standard journal length. A summary CV of the editor(s) should also be included.

Refereeing for Derrida Today

Derrida Today is always looking for suitably qualified people to referee articles. If you would like to do refereeing for the journal, please contact the editors.


Authors will receive a pdf copy of their article and a 30-day access token to the journal online.

Open Access and Self-Archiving

All EUP journals are published on a Green Open Access basis, whereby authors are allowed to deposit a pre-publication version of their contribution on their personal or departmental web page and in their institutional repository. Authors are also permitted to deposit a pre-publication version of their contribution in a non-commercial subject repository one year following publication in print. The Version of Record of the article, as it appears in the journal following layout and proof correction, may not be deposited by authors in institutional repositories. Please visit our Copyright and Open Access Licenses page for full details of our self-archiving policy for all EUP journals.

Authors can also choose to pay a fee to make their article freely available online immediately via the EUP journals website through the Edinburgh Open scheme which provides an optional Gold Open Access route to publication in all Edinburgh University Press journals. Please visit our Open Access page for full information on the scheme.

Editorial Board

Derek Attridge (University of York, UK)

Stephen Barker (University of California, Irvine, USA)

Andrew Benjamin (Monash University, Melbourne, AUS)

Robert Bernasconi (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Giovanna Borradori (Vassar College, USA)

Pascale-Anne Brault (De Paul University, Chicago, USA)

Judith Butler (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

John D. Caputo (Syracuse University, USA)

Claire Colebrook (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Simon Critchley (New School for Social Research, New York)

Rosalyn Diprose (UNSW, Sydney, AUS)

Stella Gaon (St. Mary’s University, CANADA)

Rodolphe Gasche (University of Buffalo, SUNY)

Joanna Hodge (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

Christina Howells (Oxford University, UK)

Leonard Lawlor (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

John P. Leavey Jr. (University of Florida, USA)

Catherine Malabou (Kingston University, UK)

Hillis Miller (Uinversity of California, Irvine)

Martin McQuillan (Kingston University, UK)

Michael Naas (De Paul University, Chicago, USA)

Christopher Norris (Cardiff University, Wales, UK)

Paul Patton (UNSW, Sydney, AUS)

Herman Rapaport (Wake Forest University)

Alison Ross (Monash University, Melbourne, AUS)

Elizabeth Rottenberg (De Paul University, Chicago, USA)

Nicholas Royle (University of Sussex, UK)

Linnell Secomb (Greenwich University, UK)

Margrit Shildrick (Linköping University, SWEDEN)

Robert Sinnerbrink (Macquarie University, Sydney, AUS)

Henry Staten (University of Washington, USA)

David Wills (Brown University, USA)

Julian Wolfreys (Portsmouth University, UK)

Simon Morgan Wortham (Kingston University, UK)

Ewa Ziarek (University of Buffalo, SUNY)


Nicole Anderson Derrida Today

Nicole Anderson

Editor in Chief,


(Macquarie University, Sydney)

Professor Nicole Anderson is Head of the Department of Media, Music, Communications, & Cultural Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Derrida Today published by Edinburgh University Press, as well as the Director of the Biennial Derrida Today Conference. She is the sole author of Derrida: Ethics Under Erasure (Continuum 2012, Bloomsbury 2013); and with Katrina Schlunke, Cultural Theory in Everyday Practice (Oxford University Press 2008). She is currently writing a sole-authored book for Routledge entitled Culture as well as a co-edited book entitled Political Animal(s). Nicole has published widely on subjectivity, animals, ethics, posthumanism, bioculture, biopolitics, Derrida and deconstruction.

Nick Mansfield


(Macquarie University, Sydney)

Prof. Nick Mansfield is Dean of Higher Degree Research at Macquarie University, Sydney. Nick’s research covers a wide range of issues in Cultural Studies and Cultural Theory, and he has published widely on subjectivity, radical sexuality, aesthetics and more recently on global political issues such as war and sovereignty. Of particular interest is the work of philosopher Jacques Derrida. His most recent books include: The God Who Deconstructs Himself: Subjectivity and Sovereignty Between Freud, Bataille and Derrida (Fordham University Press, New
York, 2010) and Theorising War: From Hobbes to Badiou (Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2008).

Robert Trumbull

Review Editor

Rob Trumbull lectures at Washington University, Bothell. His publications on Derrida have appeared in Philosophy Today, Derrida Today, Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 2.

Kyoo Lee

Associate Editor

Sam Haddad

Associate Editor

Elina Staikou

Associate Editor

Lynn Turner

Associate Editor